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bio website pootonghua.com
location London / Hong Kong / Shenzhen
age 31
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seen Mar 13 at 17:12

A British programmer living in Guangdong. I build websites and mobile applications for whoever will pay me, and spend the rest of my time eating 土豆丝,叉烧饭 and 焗猪扒饭。


Mar
24
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
12
comment How do I know when I am “fluent”?
Weirdly enough I had this conversation yesterday. I proposed that "native fluency" should be tested by a Turing Test type experiment. But that "fluency" was a lower level.
Dec
14
awarded  Yearling
Jul
19
comment Which marital verbs are used for same-sex marriages?
So its the "marital role" as perceived by the speaker, that matters. Thanks.
Jul
19
accepted Which marital verbs are used for same-sex marriages?
Jul
16
comment Which marital verbs are used for same-sex marriages?
this is a good reference, thanks.
Jul
16
comment Which marital verbs are used for same-sex marriages?
as I understand it there was a gay marriage in Taiwan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-sex_marriage_in_Taiwan
Jul
14
asked Which marital verbs are used for same-sex marriages?
Jul
3
answered Which Chinese dialect is it rewarding to learn?
Apr
14
comment How do I know when I am “fluent”?
I like this. I guess I hold "fluency" as this advanced goal I would never believe myself to achieve. But it does "flow". I guess that's a natural definition.
Apr
14
comment How do I know when I am “fluent”?
Yeah, its a question I want to answer for myself, but not quite a SE question. I can watch films with chinese subtitles, but struggle with just audio.
Apr
14
accepted How do I know when I am “fluent”?
Apr
14
comment How do I know when I am “fluent”?
I think native speakers said that 5 years ago, but it wasn't very genuine.
Apr
14
asked How do I know when I am “fluent”?
Apr
2
accepted Is there a literal meaning of 对不起?
Apr
2
comment Is there a literal meaning of 对不起?
well explained.
Apr
2
asked Is there a literal meaning of 对不起?
Mar
26
comment How can I skip characters I can't read when reading aloud?
that's an interesting suggestion, thanks.
Mar
26
comment How can I skip characters I can't read when reading aloud?
@孤影萍踪 yeah. I wrote my comment, then saw your update. Thanks.
Mar
25
accepted How can I skip characters I can't read when reading aloud?